What we want to hold apart, God brings together.
Consider that as Christians, we are God’s gift to the world.
When tension is present, the meaning of a polemical text comes into sharp focus.
What happens when we focus on the things we have in common?
There is profit in disagreement.
The work of August Hermann Franke used as a conduit for understanding the role of the Spirit in interpretations and the dangers of not displaying humility.
“So anyone who thinks that he has understood the divine scriptures or any part of them, but cannot by his understanding build up this double love of God and neighbor, has not yet succeeded in understanding them. Anyone who derives from them an idea which is useful for supporting this love but fails to say…
A few thoughts on the authorship and date of the Gospel of Mark
A proposal for seeing the structure in Mark as three parts with a central claim and subsequent divine confirmations.
Considering Mark as a revealing “apocalypse.”